Hackathons

  • Twitter Announces Twitter Developer Communities

    … that fostering more local events will help us engage with our community in a more personal way. Our Twitter Developer Community membership has since grown by 10 times, and meetups have sprouted in 14 cities across the globe, thanks to partnerships with trailblazing developer advocates in places like São Paulo, Brazil; Seattle; Kochi, India; and Nairobi…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Twitter- 13 readers -
  • Videos Can Now Be Added to Facebook Comments

    … Videos are everywhere on Facebook, and they can now be included in one more place: comments and replies to posts from users, pages, groups and events. Software engineer Bob Baldwin announced in a note that the social network released the new feature worldwide Thursday. The ability to add videos to comments was initially developed during…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Facebook- 5 readers -
  • Facebook’s Best Hacks of 2015

    … Facebook’s famous hackathons have spawned many a new product and feature, and emerging markets product manager Chris Marra looked back at the social network’s favorite hacks of 2015. Marra said in a blog post: Every year, we host a number of hackathons across the globe, where teams come together for a few days to brainstorm, build for fun…

    David Cohen/ Inside Facebookin Facebook- 9 readers -
  • Facebook Releases 2016 Hacker Cup Schedule

    … By David Cohen on Nov. 19, 2015 - 6:00 PM Facebook announced the schedule for its 2016 Hacker Cup, as well as a venue change for the finals, from Menlo Park, Calif., to London. The social network described its annual programming contest as follows on its Hacker Cup page: Hacking is core to how we build at Facebook. Whether we’re building…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 17 readers -
  • Facebook iPhone Users Can Find, Share Links Without Browsers

    … Users of Facebook’s iPhone application can now find and share links without having to open Web browsers. Clicking on the paper clip icon beneath the status update form brings users to the Add a Link menu, where they can enter keywords into a search box to find content that has already been shared to the social network and easily reshare…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Facebook- 38 readers -
  • Facebook Adds Emoji to Messenger Thread Titles

    … By David Cohen on Jan. 29, 2015 - 10:05 AM One of the fruits of Facebook’s recent hackathon in Seattle’s Space Needle was introduced Wednesday by software engineer Bob Baldwin, who announced in a Facebook post that thread titles in the social network’s Messenger application can now include emoji. Baldwin wrote: You can now put emoji in Facebook Messenger thread titles! I built this at a Facebook Seattle hackathon in the Space Needle a couple of weeks ago. Enjoy! Readers: What do you think of this new feature? …

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 5 readers -
  • Facebook Highlights 2014 Hacks

    … 10th anniversary, Internet.org and the new Hack language, to name a few. But while our teams were cranking away on major releases, we also took some time out for good old-fashioned hacking. We had 17 hackathons this year in Menlo Park (Calif.), New York, Seattle, London, Vancouver, Tel Aviv and even a castle and a museum! Facebookers started over 500…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social- 16 readers -
  • Facebook Adds Stickers to Comments

    … will allow people to reply to a variety of posts in a more fun way than words alone. You can now easily show your excitement for a post with good news, cheer up a friend who’s feeling down and express a variety of more nuanced reactions. Stickers in comments was started as a hackathon project in New York with me and (engineering manager Kwame…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 12 readers -
  • Next on Mark Zuckerberg’s Itinerary: Indonesia

    … the opportunity to test their apps and measure user experience under local network conditions, and work with engineers from Facebook, Ericsson and XL on optimizing app performance and efficiency. Earlier this year, Facebook launched a series of hackathons with Ericsson focused on improving data efficiency, which led to the creation of the Internet.org…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 6 readers -
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